An investigation of the differences in ethical perceptions among construction managers and their peers

Poon, Joanna 2004, An investigation of the differences in ethical perceptions among construction managers and their peers, in ARCOM 2004 : Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Edinburgh,Scotland, ARCOM, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 985-993.

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Title An investigation of the differences in ethical perceptions among construction managers and their peers
Author(s) Poon, Joanna
Conference name Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Conference (20th : 2004 : Edinburgh, Scotland)
Conference location Edinburgh, Scotland
Conference dates 1-3 Sept. 2004
Title of proceedings ARCOM 2004 : Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Edinburgh,Scotland
Editor(s) Khosrowshahi, Farzad
Publication date 2004
Conference series Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference
Start page 985
End page 993
Total pages 9
Publisher ARCOM
Place of publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Keyword(s) construction managers
ethical perceptions
peers
Summary Previous research on ethical perceptions of managers and their peers show a consistent result, managers think they have higher ethical standards than their peers. The aim of this paper is to study the ethical perceptions of construction managers and their peers. The method for conducting the study is through a questionnaire survey among UK construction managers. Three hundred and seven questionnaires were distributed; ninety-three completed questionnaires were completed and returned. The overall results show that the construction mangers believe they have higher ethical standards than their peers. The ethical perceptions which are exceptions to this are cooperation between firms to establish common prices is an unfair act and whistleblowing, the respondents think their peers have higher ethical standards on these two issues. The managers in the current and previous studies think they are more ethical than their peers on dealing with the issue such as having low level of personal honesty. The difference between the current and previous studies is that the construction mangers think they have much higher ethical standards than their peers on the issue providing trade secrets in order to exchange for personal benefits.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054311

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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